Originally Posted by mdubya
Is that not true every time they take to the track?
Sure, they always risk their health, even their lives, when they go out on the track. But JLo had a very specific additional risk of getting that recently installed plate, screws and/or bone pieces pushed around, and pop a large blood vessel, for example, and the consequences can be life-threatening. Of course something like that can always happen, if a rider gets unlucky, but here the probability in case of a crash was much higher than normal.
At the very least, a crash in the race at Assen would have meant, that his healing period from the original injury became much longer. Iīm not sure, if it was wise to play around with this kind of risks. At the end of the day, your life should be more important to you, than a world championship title. Ballsy, no doubt, but also a bit stupid, when you factor in the very real risk, and combine it with the serious consequences.
But thatīs really just my 0.02 on the subject.